Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dr. Sweetser - Session 2, Research

Political blogging - one of the biggest parts of social media is the idea that publics need to to have a conversations; it's not enough to just talk. Dr. Sweetser give the example of the Dean campaign in 2004 - they had a blog but never read the comments; consequently the blogging was ineffective.

Another example - Brian Solis pointed out John Edwards' twittering at the beginning of his campaign. Campaign officials pretended as if Edwards was really blogging - Solis contacted them and pushed for them to be more genuine.

Main point - "you cannot build a relationship on lies."

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